Ryan Ballweg has been in Health Information Management for over ten years. In this time, he has been a HIM Clerk, HIM Specialist, Senior HIM Specialist, HIM Analyst, and most recently an HIM supervisor. One of his professional goals is to assist our clinical partners by providing a clean, user friendly EMR while also working to remove as much clerical work from the clinical locations. He is the SME for Solarity, all HIM Document Imaging policies/procedures, and is always looking for ways to streamline workflows. His current projects include full integration between UWHealth and SwedishAmerican Document Imaging, optimization of Solarity Review, and backscanning approximately 32 miles of paper charts.
Eric Borgerding, B.A.
Eric Borgerding is President and CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), where he previously held positions as Vice President of Government Relations, Senior Vice President, and Executive Vice President. During Borgerding’s tenure, WHA has become one of the most influential and effective advocacy and lobbying organizations in Wisconsin.
Since joining WHA in 2002, Borgerding has assembled and led a highly respected policy and advocacy team, achieving several notable accomplishments including: restoring the damage cap in medical malpractice lawsuits; creating Wisconsin’s Disproportionate Share Hospital program; enacting Wisconsin’s successful hospital assessment; legislation creating the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce and the Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program; legislation creating the WHA Information Center and nationally-recognized transparency tool PricePoint; enacting the Wisconsin Quality Improvement Act; and creating new state grant programs for graduate medical education.
Borgerding has three decades of Wisconsin advocacy experience and leadership, including serving as Director of Legislative Relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Director of State Legislative Affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and previously as WHA’s Director of Legislative Relations.
Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS
Mara L. Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS is the Director, Professional Development for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology.
Prior to her career with HIMSS, Ms. Daiker spent about 13 years in the industry. First, within the health information management department of an academic teaching center and Level I adult trauma center and then as an analyst and subsequently applications manager within the health IT department of an interdisciplinary system where she helped oversee applications across four hospitals and over 60 primary and specialty clinics.
Ms. Daiker is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) with a Baccalaureate of Arts degree in Health Information Management from The College of St. Scholastica and a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Health Care Informatics. She is an adjunct faculty member for UW-Parkside and Kent State University. She is a Senior member of HIMSS (SHIMSS) and an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and its component state association, the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).
Ms. Daiker lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband and two children.
Sheila Goethel, RHIT, CDIP, CCS
Sheila Goethel provides facility coding and claims related services for Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative members. She has worked as a Coder, Auditor and Educator and has been an active speaker for WHIMA, HFMA, and Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Sheila currently serves on the WHIMA Board, WHIMA VIP team, and MATC Medical Coding Specialist Advisory Committee.
Julie Hable, MBA, RHIA
Julie has worked in the HIMS industry for the past 20 years with experiences ranging from working as a file-clerk to various leadership positions. Julie, a RHIA, obtained her Bachelor’s degree from The College of St. Scholastica and MBA from Regis University.
Julie is currently employed by Mayo Clinic as an Operations Manager in the Health Information Management Services department. Julie oversees the Enterprise Record Content Management section of HIMS Operations with teams located in multiple locations across the country.
Julie is also an adjunct instructor, who teaches HIM program courses on line at Rasmussen College.
Katea Ravega, JD
Katea is a Partner and head of the Indianapolis Health and Life Sciences practice group at Quarles & Brady. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to her current role, she served as in-house attorney and chief compliance officer for a health care technology start-up. Katea’s practice focuses primarily on pharmacy and telehealth matters, such as contracting, audit appeals, and regulatory compliance.
Nacole Scheckel, RHIT
Patty Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Patty T. Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, is a health information executive and leadership facilitator and coach. Patty helps organizations and individuals think about business strategy, leading change, managing self, succession planning, and adaptive organizational challenges. She applies Bowen Theory and adaptive leadership frameworks to liberate the human potential and build leadership capacity in teams and individuals.
Patty has held executive positions at Ciox Health, Care Communications, and AHIMA and is currently a faculty member for the Center for Family Consultation where she focuses on the application of Bowen Theory to leadership development.
She is a member of the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Health Information Management Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Patty is a Past Chair of AHIMA, NYHIMA and Resurrection University. Patty is a fellow of AHIMA and the recipient of AHIMA’s Distinguished Member Award and the Illinois Health Information Management Association’s Professional Achievement Award. She is a speaker and author on the topics of Bowen Theory; Adaptive Leadership; and health information management.
Jen Stinnett, RHIT, CRC
Jen Stinnett, RHIT, CRC, has been working in the HIM industry since 2004. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from Western Governors University and is testing for her RHIA in November. She is currently employed with Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire where she provides coding expertise across the organization for multiple lines of business. Additionally, she provides education on code updates and specific benefit applications, and she is involved in three separate plan risk adjustment programs. Jen has been a member of the Chippewa Valley Technical College HIMT Program Advisory Committee since 2012 and enjoys hosting students in their PPE experiences. She volunteers her time as a board member to a local Montessori pre-school and serves as the PTA Vice-President at her children’s elementary school. She lives in Eau Claire WI with her husband and 2 boys.
Valerie Strukel, RHIA
Valerie Strukel is in her first role in Health Information as a Release of Information Specialist with Ascension Wisconsin in Racine. In addition to processing mailed and faxed requests for information, she also assists patients that walk up to the department needing records. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin- Parkside with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and Technology. Since earning her RHIA, she is hoping to expand her knowledge of Health Information as she works towards more challenging roles.
Bailey Walden, JD
Bailey Walden is an attorney in Quarles & Brady’s Health & Life Sciences practice group. She assists hospitals and hospital systems, practitioners, pharmacies, and prescription drug distributors with health care transactions and various regulatory and compliance matters, including telemedicine regulations, provider licensure and credentialing, and HIPAA.